In Our Kitchen: The Last Tomatoes

Those are yellow tomatoes, not unripe yellow tomaotes

Those are yellow tomatoes, not unripe yellow tomat0es

Our tomato crop was a bust this year. The grape tomatoes did well for a few weeks, but the crop was felled by a combination of too much rain in the spring and the oppressive July heat that normally does our crop in before August. Even the farmers markets only had a few varieties by early August. We’ve been surviving on some homegrown Arkansas tomatoes and ones shipped in from other parts of the South. Even when tomatoes are sparse we can’t go a full summer without making bruschetta and caprese at least once.

There are tomatoes in the sandwich but none in the roasted pepper soup

There are tomatoes in the sandwich but none in the roasted pepper soup

You can’t beat a grilled cheese and roasted tomato soup on a rainy day. Since we’ve been in tomato hoarding mode we’ve had to make roasted pepper soup instead. Not too shabby.

The prep is done for what new post I wonder

The prep is done for what new post I wonder

At least its been a banner year for eggplant and clearance beer.

Yet another yummy clearance beer

Yet another yummy clearance beer

To get a peek inside other bloggers’ kitchens hop on over to Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for her monthly roundup.

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About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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4 Responses to In Our Kitchen: The Last Tomatoes

  1. fergie51 says:

    Love toasties! Love roasted pepper soup! Win Win 🙂

  2. Eva Taylor says:

    It’s too bad about the tomatoes but those yellow ones look delicious. Caprese is one of my favourite salads, but it infuriates me when a restaurant puts it on the menu in the middle of winter. Love the roasted pepper soup too.

  3. those yellow tomatoes look very delicious.

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